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to stay in san francisco. that was a discussion in november. >> could you provide us with whatever information was presented about the child-care issue up here? i would like to hear more. i was not able to come to the meeting about the paige street issue. vice-president mendoza: if i could take two seconds to address that briefly. we have been hearing quite a bit from the child care community about wanting to open the facility. supervisor mirkarimi and michelle rutherford from hsa came to provide support for the school district. we had bryant from our office
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who was born to make a first pass about whether or not we need space. that is not necessarily preschool. then how the ties to the current plan we are doing with regards to student assignment. they are going to provide us with some templates on an rfp and what we should look at if we were to have somebody from outside the school district to come in to look at future challenges. we are not interested in putting in dollars that we do not have into opening a new facility. >> before it is over, we will get some sort of feasibility discussion. >> we are doing preliminary
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conversations on what this would look like if we move forward. >> i want to go deeper into what commissioner mendoza just said and that was not part of what was said at the other meeting. it was somewhere else that you have the discussion. i want to be clear about that. president kim: the next report is from commissioner yee. commissioner yee: we overheard the action item results. one of the items as being the overview of special education and financial issues. i am going to make this quick. the result of that discussion was what was presented actually raised more questions than answers -- or it raised a lot of
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questions. there was an agreement for the committee to take this issue up again in a few months so that we could further explore in more detail some of the issues in regards to the budget around special-education.
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conclusion. we are anticipating the bigger deficit and the problem. the third item was the rebuke of the resolutions that we will do monthly. i think -- >> thank you. >> most of the meeting was discussing the new transportation policy that we adopted.
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i also want to say that we got an update from the advisory council. this was about a community engagement process that they are in the middle of designing or developing which will include different models than they have used for all of the other engagements. this is more targeted, this is addressed with discussion in the middle school feeder patterns. you should expect that a schedule of community events will be forthcoming in the beginning of january, may be in
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san jury in march -- in february and march. ha there will be a proposal in april. there will be some discussion about how there is meaningful opportunities for corporate committees to investigate -- appropriate communities to investigate. there was some discussion, a perception out there that sort of deals are being cut or individual communities will have
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a decision made just about middle school pathways for them outside of the open process. we have to be careful that this does not happen. we appreciate the staff and other communities out there participating in the discussion but it must be clear that the plan will -- and no one is authorized to make an agreement with an individual school or community. >> at this time we will recess
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the regular meeting. the >> haniya coming back to our regular meeting, the report of our closed session action items. from the september 9th, 2010 closed session, the board approved the contract of one assistant principal. the board approved at the stipulated expulsion agreement for one high school student. the board approved the expulsion of one high school student can tell -- and one high school student. the next item is on the
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acceptance of gifts. on the board of the board of education, we wish all of our staff, the staff, -- families, and students, and holidays -- happy holidays. >> i wanted to make a brief announcement that i think all of the board members received an invitation from the united methodist church which annually does a day of remembrance for the students and staff that have died. i know have all been invited to that. that occurs on sunday, january
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16th at 10:00 a.m.. this is for the city leaders to have knowledge -- and left us. i wanted to take my moment and really think the president for his leadership, it has been a pleasure and an honor to serve with you and i look forward to you and your new role. we will come to you often. >> just for the sake of transparency, i and a few of the people on the delegation to china, it was pretty rewarding to see what is possible when you put your resources to use.
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the government does not give us much resources and the way. our philosophy is to make sure that everyone gets resources. i heard more about the volunteer teachers program that they have. if things go right, i am pursuing some information. >> thank you. i look forward to working with everyone next year. congratulations for the new
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grandchild. as long as we are announcing be an operation for mendoza and our new school board member will be at 6:00 at the tenderloin elementary school. >> before i turn the meeting, i would like a heartfelt thanks to president kim. it has been made treat serving with you these last four weeks. hopefully we will have a continued friendship. >> we will see each other more. i will be behind the german in memory of a few people that have been a part of the school
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district. -- passed away on november 11th. he was the former president of hartford elementary and a teacher from july 1997. he was a champion of all students, especially those who have behavioral issues. he had a way of getting under their skin. he opened up his son to school almost every afternoon. all were welcome. he held very high expectations for his students including the requirement that they were all college bound. after school, you would see students are working hard with him. we will be adjourning in memory of my english teacher at george washington high school who was a teacher and coach for 37 years.
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he passed away on december 21st, 2010. he is the u.s. army veteran and a charter member of the homeless center. he was a co-founder of the washington sports foundation. the county committee of the -- foundation and a proud member of the san francisco -- office. first the board of education expresses there's severe -- sincere condolences to the family. meeting adjourned.
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commissioner brandon: ready? ready? the meeting is called to order. >> commissioner brandon. >> here. >> commissioner lazarus. >> here.
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commissioner crowley. >> here. >> item three, pplease be advised that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers, and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. please be advised that the chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any persons responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic device. please be advised that a member of the public has up to three minutes to make pertinent public comments on each agenda item unless the port commission adopts a shorter period on any item. item four, executive directors report. >> happy holidays. i am peter daily. i think -- they think -- i may pinch-hitter. i'm going to try to get through
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this as quickly as i can. first of all, i want to welcome the new members to port commission on behalf of the staff. commissioner crowley is first sitting on port commission today. welcome. commissioner crowley was appointed by mayor newsom this month. he had been a member of the public utilities commission since 2008. he was the former president of the p.u.c. he has over 20 years experience in the theatrical and motion picture industry. here in san francisco, representing over 1500 film and convention technicians in the bay area. he's a member of the san francisco labor council
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executive committee, a trustee on the san francisco maritime trade commission, a member of the hotel council of san francisco, and san francisco convention and visitors bureau. commissioner crowley is a graduate of cal state long beach. appropriately, their nickname is -- commissioner crowley: the forty- niners. >> thank you. see if you are all away. we want to welcome you on behalf of the port staff. we are thrilled you are here today. commissioner crowley: thank you, peter. >> moving right along, i'm hoping monique will clock in at any moment. she's been at city hall -- walk in at any moment. she's been at city hall. as you know, the city and the port have been very involved in trying to garner the america's cup race in san francisco.
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i had these notes that are totally wrong now. i'm happy to say that the board of supervisors unanimously approved the port and the city's bid to have the race here in san francisco. that is unique. yes, applause. [applause] it was the neatest presentation i think i've ever seen. there was no acrimony. it was harmonious. it was unanimous in the vote. we think the mayor will sign it any moment. monique and our team are there. a number of people from the port staff have been involved. they have been at the supervisors the last couple of days trying to finalize this
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deal. we think it is a fair deal. we think it is a good deal for san francisco. it's a very good opportunity for the port. you will hear more today on its impact on our terminal project. monique wrote -- i'm going to read it. we want to thank everybody involved. the city is an incredible bid that allows the america's cup to take place in a class bay. port believes it is a win-win for the city, the port, the spectators, and the future of the oldest yachting contest in american history. it's pretty exciting news, i must say. next, we have a couple of
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commendations. a few of them. i want to find my notes. again, i'm a pinch hitter. first, we have a new port commissioner. we have two commissioners leading the port commission. one of them is here. one of them unfortunately is not. commissioner shakofsky cannot be with us today. she's in southern california at a conference. however, we do want to acknowledge her time on the port commission. she was appointed to the commission by the mayor in 2007. her term expired this past summer. stephanie was elected vice president of the port commission in 2009. for her job, she's executive director of creative lands recycling, which is a not-for- profit organization. stephanie has over a decade of
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experience working with government agencies, communities, and municipalities. at her tenure at port, has been instrumental, especially in land reuse, and was very concerned about the health and over well- being of the port and its tenants. we thank her for her service and send her our best wishes. at some point, we do have a plaque -- we will send it to her in the future. thank you, commissioner shakofsky. next, we have a commendation for commissioner fong, who is sitting in the front row. commissioner fong was appointed to the commission in november of 2006 and reappointed in 2010. he was elected president of the san francisco port commission
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in 2009 and again in 2010. he is a native san franciscan. he has been active and held several tourism and travel related positions, including board president, president of fishermans wharf commission, chairman of the travel association, and board member of the california chamber of commerce, just to name a few. also, he is director of the fong family foundation, a philanthropic organization that benefits many local social services here in the city. commissioner fong is leaving the port commission, but we're thrilled he's going to be at the planning commission. he's been appointed to the mayor to head over there. through commissioner fong's
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leadership -- and i must say, it's been a joy, on behalf of the staff. it's been a pleasure to work with you. you've been very supportive. it as been a joint working with you. specifically, some of commissioner fong's accomplishments have been during his tenure at the exploratory and development, the prominent improvements, the public launch at pier 52. the pier 45 drainage project. pier 70 master plan. and many others. commissioner fong has always been involved in direct communication with the port staff. he unselfishly gave so much of his time attending various
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committee member meetings. he will be truly missed. we're lucky will be at the planning commission. we hope this new relationship will help nurture a new spirit of cooperation between the planning and the port. commissioner brandon: we have a plaque and a certificate of honor, presented to rodney fong. it is from mayor newsom. i am pleased to recognize and honor rodney fong for his service to the city of san francisco from may 2006 until december 2010. as a port commissioner, he contributed to the efforts to promote a balanced, maritime recreational, transportation, public access, and commercial activities ontruactivities for e
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benefit of the public and visitors alike. we look forward to his continued success, service, and expertise, which allow him to represent the communities of interest, neighborhoods, and diverse populations of the city and county of san francisco. therefore, this is from mayor newsom. it says, "in recognition and appreciation of rodney fong for leadership, dedication, and outstanding service while serving on the san francisco port commission from 2006 to 2010." rodney. [applause] [applause]
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commissioner brandon: if you would like to say a few words -- >> i would love to. [laughter] >> commissioners, my name is tom. i want to start off with f.x. those are some big shoes to fill. here's a myanother native san franciscan. they did such a great job. the best thing that he did was getting burned into politics.
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he found out where he fought on through, where his neighbors all turned against him, and he has such credibility and stamina. he just bit his tongue and went through it. ronnie has done a lot of great things. one of his strong points is his ability to analyze things and deal with it in a business manner. nobody has rodney in his pocket. i'm looking forward to the day he calls me for a check when he is running for mayor. thank you. [applause] >> rodney's help on the prop a bond -- and is going to help with all the projects that peter listed -- it was invaluable. he put smu


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